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Two more institutions of higher learning have misreported test score statistics for admitted students. This news should lead those who use such statistics to make important decisions about where to apply to become far more suspicious of officially provided information.

Bucknell University's undergraduate admissions office and Tulane University's MBA program have been caught fudging the numbers regarding scores earned on the SAT, ACT, and/or GMAT. Whether these misreports were intentional or not, the increased prevalence of misreporting makes one wonder: what policies do colleges and universities have in place in order to prevent fraudulent information from being disseminated? In addition, is it time for institutions that receive federal or state tax dollars to be regulated more carefully in order to prevent such misreports in the future?

Surely the hallowed halls of academia are the last places one should expect to be served a bill of goods; yet, increasingly is appears clear that the business of colleges - getting paying students (and their many subsidized and unsubsidized student loans) in the door at all costs and appearing to be elite - have led to deceptive marketing practices and/or downright falsehoods being promoted as facts.

Colleges and universities need to hold themselves to the highest standards of transparency and honesty if they are to be viewed as institutions worthy of such high costs to students, parents, families, and all American taxpayers.

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